Stories tagged: prison
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016
The Washington Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington’s nearly 19,000 people behind bars.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
President Barack Obama has now ordered more prisoners released early from federal penitentiaries in a single year than any of his predecessors, after commuting the sentences of 98 people on …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016
A death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend could get a new sentencing trial based on his possible intellectual disability.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016
A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible …
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016
As authorities step up the prosecution of gang members, the Yakima County jail is using segregation techniques to keep inmates safe in jail.
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Montana corrections officials intend to go before the Legislature to sort out the legal issues of housing adult offenders in two youth prisons, which the head of the state Department …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016
An audit says the Montana Department of Corrections is breaking the law by housing youth and adult offenders in the same facility and by contracting to send girl offenders to …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016
A Montana man who spent 18 years in prison for the killing of his best friend said Thursday that he’s finally a “free member of society” after prosecutors dropped all …
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
A Benton City man will spend 30 years in federal prison for forcing two girls to have sex with customers at migrant labor camps and motels and keeping the earnings …
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
A woman who spent 35 years in prison for a 1976 Reno killing before being exonerated by DNA evidence has sued officials in Nevada and Louisiana, alleging civil rights violations …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016
An inmate at the Washington State Penitentiary has filed a federal lawsuit claiming prison officials refused to provide him with dentures after removing all of his rotten teeth, forcing him …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.
Mon., July 18, 2016
A federal prosecutor says Oregon standoff figure Ryan Bundy was working on a plan to escape from a Portland jail.
Wed., July 6, 2016
A 36-year-old man will spend more than nine years in prison for “pistol-whipping” and strangling a woman who disturbed him while he was sleeping, the Spokane Police Department said Wednesday.
Mon., July 4, 2016
The Oregon State Police are investigating after a 29-year-old inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died unexpectedly on Saturday.
Tue., June 21, 2016
New hepatitis C treatments could help eradicate the deadly infectious disease and also break the bank. Idaho has been forced to limit which Medicaid patients and prison inmates get drugs …
Mon., June 6, 2016
Prosecutors in southwestern Idaho agreed to amend a former juvenile correction nurse’s sex crime charge largely because of pending lawsuits against the state.
Mon., June 6, 2016
Two Tennessee women are alleged to have been involved in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal drugs into the Montana State Prison between April and August 2015.
Fri., May 27, 2016
A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned judges from imposing life prison sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles convicted of first-degree murder.
Thu., May 26, 2016
Jason C. Youker, 47, was arrested in September 2014 on charges tied to the sale of drugs on his property. Investigators said he was planning on constructing a compound in …
Tue., May 24, 2016
Staff error resulted in 152 federal inmates being freed after their correct release dates between 2009 and 2014, including three who spent more than an extra year behind bars, according …
Fri., May 20, 2016
A Montana State Prison guard has been accused smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison in exchange for cash.
Thu., May 12, 2016
A passenger who placed a fake bomb in a restroom during an international flight has avoided a prison term.
Mon., May 2, 2016
More than 50 years after a wrongful conviction in a New York City killing and more than 40 years after being released from prison, a Virginia man is returning to …
Mon., May 2, 2016
Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.
Thu., April 28, 2016
North Korea has sentenced an ethnic Korean citizen of the United States to 10 years in prison.
Tue., April 26, 2016
When Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty last year to breaking banking laws, sentencing guidelines suggested that the former House speaker would probably serve no more than six months in prison for …
Tue., April 26, 2016
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order to give those who have completed their prison terms more support once they’re back in their community. The order, signed Tuesday, directs …
Mon., April 25, 2016
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures …